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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Incredibly fruit driven nose here with a fleshy, rare beef and roasted herb note that just serves to accentuate the almost vanila tinged blackberry/cherry taffy candiedness of the nose. With air a huge note of violet emerges. Big and plush in the mouth with tons of very fine grained tannins. The plush and seductive texture supports black currant fruits with a touch of juniper berry and herbal tones adding some complexity. Seamless and appearently still very young and unevolved this is packed with exceptional raw materials and may very well improve but the lack of complexity is a bit surprising. 92pts

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Produttori del Barbaresco:
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres ... Read more
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations. Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produces in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/03/2008

Incredibly fruit driven nose here with a fleshy, rare beef and roasted herb note that just serves to accentuate the almost vanila tinged blackberry/cherry taffy candiedness of the nose. With air a huge note of violet emerges. Big and plush in the mouth with tons of very fine grained tannins. The plush and seductive texture supports black currant fruits with a touch of juniper berry and herbal tones adding some complexity. Seamless and appearently still very young and unevolved this is packed with exceptional raw materials and may very well improve but the lack of complexity is a bit surprising. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
01/20/2009

This offered up a rather unusual combination of beef broth, dried tomato, and cooked bean starch tones that may be due to this bottle seeing a bit of heat along the way. None-the-less there are nice hot iron and faded baking spice notes that keep the nose fresh and interesting. In the mouth this comes off rather soft and elegant with a tapered, lean, feathered feel. There are dark savory tones of coffee and dried olive on the palate but this neither feels nor tastes like a representative bottle. Certainly still drinkable 86pts.




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